Until the last few years, I was very much an optimist. Lately it seems more like im in depression. My mind is incessantly bombarded with
extrapolations of current world affairs. I have narrowed it down to being in a sick environment. This society, and its lack to care about anything
that isn't entertaining, is the sick environment.
I lack the ability to think on a superficial scale.
I dislike when people make grand generalizations.
I abhor ad hominem attacks on people, without ever addressing the words and ideas they speak about.
Im tired of sending emails with attachments to official bills trying to pass in Senate, and an anecdote on its implications; only to be ignored.
I obviously, dont expect everyone to care about the depth of our situation; however, the severity of the consequences of our ignorance (as a whole)
carry enough weight to bring about our subversion.
Our masses are solidly thinking about Kris Humphrey's and Kim Kardashians marriage and whether or not it was a shame or not; meanwhile a partial
congressional audit of the Federal Reserve indicates to us that we have been, without a doubt, robbed by non-elected bankers. This info was released
months ago, yet the news didnt cover it enough.
I feel like the negative nancy, and yet underneath the negative I am an optimist. You see, My concerns stem from the desire for a world far different
than today. What may seem negative on a superficial level, instead is the optimist in me trying to change the direction the world is headed.
I do not enjoy people being so ignorant about the real issues.
I do not enjoy having to point out that they are ignorant about certain things.
I do not enjoy the fact that to call someone ignorant is an insult. I know that I am ignorant as well. Everyone is ignorant about something. Now mind
you, I dont run around telling people they are ignorant; but rather sometimes in the midst of long debates I work a way in to inform them that their
idea is perfectly logical, until the facts become known.
It really is a emotional Toll, dealing with people. I am a introvert, and true to the description. Add to the equation the fact that all day long, I
hear people making statements that are desultory and and factually erroneous.
I have essentially resorted to halting communications about important topics with people. Nobody wants to wake up. My girlfriend understands a little,
and I talk to her about it on a controlled scale; others however simply get mad or ignore my words even in the face of irrefutable proof. I do not use
the word irrefutable lightly, I am very careful with what I source and yet people still do not care to listen.
I come to ATS almost on a daily basis, simply to see others that have not turned off their desire to think critically of the people in charge of this
great place we call Home. It is encouraging to see others who think about the important things, as opposed to the people on facebook talking about
nothing. Even introducing information on facebook, yields no results.
I really just needed to say all that. I understand that people have not lost the ability to think critically. They just have the desire to think
critically on ideas that do not matter or on people that they idolize.
edit on 5-12-2011 by derst1988 because: (no reason given)